Inspired by and structured around Beethoven's Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, A Late Quartet pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York.
When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert - quite possibly their last - only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy.
- Christopher Walken as Peter Mitchell
- Philip Seymour Hoffman as Robert Gelbart
- Catherine Keener as Juliette Gelbart
- Mark Ivanir as David Lerner
- Imogen Poots as Alexandra Gelbart
- Wallace Shawn as Gideon Rosen
- Madhur Jaffrey as Dr. Nadir
- Liraz Charhi as Pilar
- Megan McQuillan as Brenda